Are you curious where we went the past few days? I'll give you a few hints. Wet toes, sand, sun, and fun. Little things being re-introduced to really, great, BIG things. sea life A couple of really quiet and beautiful moments of this. Yep. We went to California for a few days with my great friend Jessica (Dita as Asher has coined her). It was a huge...massively generous gift she gave us...and it was oh so wonderful. There were too many moments of pure emotion...JOY...EXHAUSTION...BEAUTY...EXCITEMENT...LONGING...FUN! Asher is in love with the ocean. The whole idea of the ocean just welcomes creatures like him. Wild, untamed, endless, loud, beautiful, awe-inspiring. His behavior just screams..."I AM IN MY ELEMENT!", when he meets the waves with his tiny frame. I love watching him there. I love that he ran around screaming as loud as he could "WATER FALL...WATER FALL...WATER FALL!!!"...I love when we walked along the waves he would be throwing his body about and then every once in a while would come find refuge in ME, by simply touching my leg or wrapping himself around me. I loved that he felt so happy. I loved that the ocean was our backyard for two days...that we got to walk along the boardwalk in the evening and watch the sun settle into the horizon with brilliant flames...that Asher woke up each morning asking for the ocean...that we had great company and beautiful weather...that the air tastes different on the coast...that Journey got to witness the magic of a wave...that we could walk along the boardwalk at night and hear the ocean, see the whiteness of the break in a wave but could not see where sky began and water ended. I love the inspiration that comes with seeing something so magnificent and being in the presence of such HUGENESS. I love the thoughts it spurs and the contentment I feel. I love the color and life around the ocean. It was such a delight. I am longing for more.